Commack High School Tennis Team Aces Autism Awareness

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 was a perfect day for Commack High School’s 5th Annual Student/Teacher Doubles Tournament fundraiser “Tennis for Autism”  to raise awareness of autism and NSSA.

Proceeds from the fundraiser were generously donated to NSSA.

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Shane Helfner, President of the Suffolk County Tennis Coach’s Association, spearheads this event each year – we’re so fortunate to have such good friends and supporters in the community.

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Family and friends, staff and students came out to support the event and players. There was such a genuine feeling of camaraderie among the tennis team and faculty players.

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Raffle prizes were announced near the end of the event and there were many happy winners.

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Everyone who participated received a medal and the top four places in the tournament received trophies. But everyone involved in the event – from students and faculty, to Shane and parents – are winners as far as we’re concerned.

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Thank you Commack HS Boys Varsity Tennis Team, Commack High School faculty, and Shane Helfner for helping to raise awareness of autism and Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism.

Commack High School Boys Tennis Scores One for Autism

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 was a beautiful day for Commack High School’s 4th Annual Student/Teacher Doubles Tournament “Tennis for Autism”  to raise money for NSSA.

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Shane Helfner, President of the Suffolk County Tennis Coach’s Association, spearheads this event each year – we’re blessed to have such a good friend!

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Plenty of family and friends came out to watch the event. Spectators also enjoyed refreshments and winning raffle prizes!

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Everyone who played got a medal for participating, and much appreciation from us at NSSA. We congratulate the winners on games well played.

Thank you Commack High School, the Boys Varsity Tennis Team, faculty, and Shane Helfner, for once again helping raise awareness and money for NSSA. We Love All (<- see how I did that?) of you!